Online Poster Exhibition “The Exotic, the Daring”

1920s Silent Movie Posters from the DFF Archive

How were films advertised 100 years ago? What do film posters for silent films of the Wilhelmine imperial era and the Weimar Republic tell us about the spirit that prevailed in society at the time? These and related questions are explore in this online poster exhibition, which the 360° team has realized with staff members of the DFF’s museum education department. Their texts take a closer look at evidence of blackfacing, racism and sexism which used to be a regular occurence, as the selected film posters show. The latter illustrate the power and gender relations of the time, some of which seem to prevail until today.

This exhibition is available in German only.